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#1 -Razorfold

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:07

Reports from Boston say the plane was about to head to Chicago but returned to the gate before takeoff after passengers cited concern about two men on the flight who were speaking Arabic.

Several of the people on that flight were marathoners. The two men were removed from the plane.

Fox in Boston reports the men were not sitting together and both were detained at Logan airport after they were taken off the flight.

There were concerns in New York and Philadelphia as well.

A terminal at LaGuardia Airport was evacuated today after a suspicious package was found in a shopping area.

The terminal was shut down for less than 20 minutes when it was discovered the bag was lighting ballast that had wires sticking out.
Another plane was evacuated as soon as it landed Philadelphis after what was called a suspicious bag was found.


Source(s): http://www.krmg.com/...-airport/nXNWW/
http://www.myfoxbost...t-logan-airport

Sigh America...that isn't the way we should be dealing with things. Thanks for once again proving to terrorists that they've won.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:22

Detained for speaking a foreign language? That's ridiculous. Is the US trying to model itself on Nazi Germany?

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:26

Wow. Removed from a plane for speaking Arabic. That's not racist or offensive at all.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:30



Well I agree with compl3x, this is not racist nor offensive at all :/

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:34

Wow. Removed from a plane for speaking Arabic. That's not racist or offensive at all.


Yeah, its not like that couldn't be sensationalized media or anything, right? They would never do that.

I am not saying it didn't happen for that reason, but the media likes to twist the sh*t out of things for ratings.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:35

I didn't know Nazi Germany was against foreign languages.


Obviously I was referring to the treatment of demographics perceived to be undesirable or untrustworthy, which in the case of Nazi Germany were Jews, gypsies and homosexuals.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:39

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjpoU6fVNCQ

Well I agree with compl3x, this is not racist nor offensive at all :/


Of course it is. You're discriminating against someone based on their race and the language they speak. That's Racist. I find racism offensive.

So you think suspicious people should just be ignored due to respecting their "whatever"?


If all they were doing is speaking a foreign language (and after reading the source links, that seems to be all they were doing) I don't think that belongs in the suspicious category.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:45

BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com)....is where I stopped.

The other link refers to the Fox link.


Any other sources?

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:49

And I am saying based on what we know so far there is nothing here that would justify kicking them off a flight.

Frankly, it wouldn't at all surprise me if talking in Arabic was all they were doing.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:09

Some Americans are. Just like some Australians are. Just like some <insert nationality/ethnicity > are.


Let's be honest, it wouldn't be the first time someone has been accused of wrongdoing based on race or cultural heritage.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:48

really?
because it seems you guys are trying to paint a picture based off a vague story (which itself provides no real info), that Americans are so racist that we pull Arabic speaking people off of planes All the time, for no real good reason.

Blank appears to be right about everything everybody!!! No point of replying because he's always going to provide a counter for everything :rolleyes: really? really?

Besides that, Its pretty messed up that even occurred. Surely things are going to get worst.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:48

really?
because it seems you guys are trying to paint a picture based off a vague story (which itself provides no real info), that Americans are so racist that we pull Arabic speaking people off of planes All the time, for no real good reason.


It's happened before. This isn't the first time I've read stories on here of Arabic speaking people being removed from US flights because other passengers felt uncomfortable.

Personally, I'd remove the ones feeling uncomfortable and tell them to take their racist asses elsewhere.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:13

really?
because it seems you guys are trying to paint a picture based off a vague story (which itself provides no real info), that Americans are so racist that we pull Arabic speaking people off of planes All the time, for no real good reason.

And what picture are you trying to paint? That these men were rightfully removed? The article states the following: "[...] after passengers cited concern about two men on the flight who were speaking Arabic." / "Several of the people on that flight were marathoners. The two men were removed from the plane." / "Fox in Boston reports the men were not sitting together and both were detained at Logan airport after they were taken off the flight."

It's easy to assume that some passengers stereotyped the Arabic men as terrorists because of the way they looked and the language they spoke. People that were at the Boston marathon were at that flight and the two men weren't sitting together. If you still think that these men weren't discriminated against and were rightfully removed, then you need to reevaluate your definition of discrimination.

The unfortunate truth is that it's very easy for people in the US and Europe to be discriminatory against Muslims or Arabs. They hear or read about a lot of the bad stuff happening in the Middle East and when it hits close to home, they're quick to blame anyone that fits the stereotypical description of a Muslim or Arab male. This isn't the first time it's happened and it isn't limited to one religion or ethnicity (e.g. After 9/11, after Pearl Harbour, after World War 2).

Discrimination of any kind is disgusting and unacceptable.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:21

It is funny how much this site disses Fox News (and rightfully so) until they post something that they want to hear and make an agenda out of.

Seriously, can we get a freakin' source that isn't related to Fox? :rolleyes:

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:28

A Fox news affiliate, like the one in this topic *, and the Fox News Channel aren't the same thing. It's the Fox News Channel that people usually give a hard time to, and for good reason.